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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Luther Floyd of Booneville Sentenced for Attempted Creation of Child Pornography

Oxford, Miss. – A federal judge has sentenced Luther Scott Floyd of Booneville to serve 180 months in prison for attempted creation of child pornography. William C. Lamar, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, and Tishomingo County Sheriff Randy Tolar announced that Floyd was sentenced to the term of imprisonment on Thursday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown in Oxford.

Floyd pled guilty on August 10, 2018, to knowingly attempting to create videos of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(1)(a). At the sentencing hearing on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown ordered Floyd to serve 5 years of supervised release after he completes the 15-year prison sentence.

Following the sentencing hearing, U.S. Attorney Lamar noted, “We will continue to do everything that we can to protect our children by removing these reprehensible predators from our communities.” 

The case was investigated by the FBI Jackson Division’s Southaven Resident Agency, The Mississippi Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Alcorn Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by AUSA Paul Roberts in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi. 

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Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 14, 2018